Digital Storm Vanquish II (Level 4) Gaming PC Review

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Design & Layout

As the Digital Storm Vanquish II is not built with a multitude of custom bits and is also in a typical mid-size chassis, the layout and design are nothing too spectacular or complex. (This is by design.)

That’s not to say, however, that the Vanquish II is not attractive. The case is a battleship gray with a metallic finish and a Digital Storm logo on one side panel. The other panel sports a large clear window that lets you scope out your components.



The lighting scheme is simple but sharp. The two front fans are lit with blue LEDs, and they pop brilliantly through the large mesh grill on the front panel and subtly illuminate the rest of the chassis.

The front panel is also home to the power and reset button, headphone and mic jacks, and a pair of USB ports, and around back there are two PS/2 ports, DVI and D-Sub, two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, LAN, and three audio ports. Strangely, there’s an LPT port, too. The graphics card offers two more DVI ports, an HDMI port, and a DisplayPort.



There’s another fan on the rear panel, too, along with another five expansion slots on the case--although the ASUS H81M motherboard’s compact form factor means you can’t add anything else to the system.



The cabling is quite tidy and there’s plenty of space inside the chassis for optimal airflow, but then again there’s not a lot to this system to begin with. In addition to a cool custom Digital Storm desktop background, we were pleased to see that there was no bloatware on the Vanquish II.



  



On we go to the benchmarks.

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